Ravicti Side Effects

Generic Name: glycerol phenylbutyrate

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug glycerol phenylbutyrate. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Ravicti.

It is possible that some side effects of Ravicti may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

For the Consumer

Applies to glycerol phenylbutyrate: oral solution

As well as its needed effects, glycerol phenylbutyrate (the active ingredient contained in Ravicti) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

If any of the following side effects occur while taking glycerol phenylbutyrate, check with your doctor immediately:

More common
  • Continuing nausea or vomiting
  • increase in the frequency of seizures
  • loss of appetite
  • swelling of the face
  • tiredness and weakness

Some glycerol phenylbutyrate side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

More common
  • Bloated or full feeling
  • diarrhea
  • excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  • headache
  • nausea
  • passing gas
  • rash
  • upper abdominal or stomach pain
  • vomiting
Less common
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • belching
  • heartburn
  • indigestion
  • stomach discomfort or upset

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to glycerol phenylbutyrate: oral liquid

General

The most frequently reported side effects included diarrhea, flatulence, and headache.

Dermatologic

Very common (10% or more): Rash (pediatric patients)

Gastrointestinal

Very common (10% or more): Diarrhea (16%), flatulence (14%), dizziness (adult patients), abdominal pain (pediatric patients)
Common (1% to 10%): Abdominal pain (7%), vomiting (7%), dyspepsia (5%), nausea (1%)

Metabolic

Common (1% to 10%): Decreased appetite (7%)

Nervous system

Very common (10% or more): Headache (14%)

Other

Common (1% to 10%): Fatigue (7%), increased ammonia (5%)

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